KNOWLES, Patrick

Scope and Content

Five letters to Knowles from Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Mar-Apr 1954, Jun 1955 and Dec 1957, principally relating to Lawrence of Arabia. A biographical enquiry (Collins, London, 1955), Richard Aldington's critical biography of Lawrence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Curator of Clouds Hill, near Bovington, Dorset (National Trust property, the former home of Thomas Edward Lawrence).


1 file

Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Aquired by the Centre in 1998.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Related Material

The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Knowles and correspondence between Kathleen Liddell Hart, Lady Liddell Hart, and Knowles, [1935]-1974 (Ref: LH 9/13/68).


Related publications: Clouds Hill. A property of the National Trust (Country Life, London, 1946).